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Mary Katz

July 31, 1941 ~ February 16, 2019 (age 77)

Hendersonville, NC - Mary E. Katz (Pruitt), beloved wife and mother, of Hendersonville,

North Carolina, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday,

February 16, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, following a brief

illness. She was 77 years old.

Mary was born on July 31, 1941 in Pascola, Missouri to John H and Pearl Carroll. In

1951, her family moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan.

In 1973, she married Kenneth Katz and together they raised their blended family, first

residing in St. Joseph, Michigan, then moving to Asheville, North Carolina in 1975. They

also resided in later years in St. Petersburg, Florida and Bluffton, South Carolina. Ken

and Mary recently relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Upon retiring from First Union, Mary together with her husband, Ken, opened a Wild

Birds Unlimited store in 1991 in Asheville, North Carolina. They continued to enjoy

working at their store together for several years.

She is preceded in death by her husband Kennth Katz, step-daughter Joan Allen

(survived by Robert), her brothers Leslie O. Carroll and Jerry W. Carroll and her

parents, Pearl and John Carroll. She is survived by her brother Milburn Carroll (Jeanne)

of Stillwater, Minnesota, and her children from her blended family: Deborah Grondman

(Randy) of Alto, Michigan; Charles Bruder (Terese) of West Lafayette, Indiana; Susan

Katz McFall (Mark) of Ann Arbor, Michigan; James Katz of Hendersonville, North

Carolina; and Julie Katz (Celeste) of McKinleyville, California; their grandchildren:

Cortney Howell, Tyler Howell, Scott Grondman (Ater), Christopher Grondman, Tabatha

Winter (Jon), Dannielle Bruder (JR), Patrick Hayes (Jacqueline), Paul Hayes,

Christopher Hayes, Ryan Allen (Cristina), Cory Allen (Katelyn), Savannah Dudley (Eric),

Chelsea Froning (Zach), Corinne Froning (Jake), Keenan McFall (Rebecca), Payton

McFall, and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Mary and Kenneth Katz on April 20, 2019 in Battle

Creek, Michigan at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Visitation will be at noon with the

service following at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial for Mary may be made to the

National Audubon Society (www.audubon.org) or the American Society for the

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (www.aspca.org).

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